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Remote work requirement exposes the corporate digital divide

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Like many others, my family and I have done our best to enjoy the unexpectedly large amount of time we have together at home due to social distancing guidelines. Adjusting to the new normal, we have relied heavily on Internet access not only for work and school, but to stay sane and keep the peace. […]

Check out the new Online DevOps Dojo

October 2020 Update: We added two new modules to the Online DevOps Dojo: Value Stream Mapping and DevOps Kaizen. The original blog post follows. DevOps dojos have been wildly popular as on-site workshops that support an organization’s DevOps transformation. But even before COVID-19 and social distancing, in-person sessions had their limits. They could only reach […]

Here’s what agility means right now, when it counts the most

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When we speak of agility, it’s often in terms of how it can help businesses get new products to market faster or adapt to shifting customer preferences – this is during normal times.  In today’s environment, for many businesses it means mobilizing resources effectively at speed, in order to survive. Institutions — public and private […]

Wrestling with COVID-19’s impact on your large enterprise? Here’s some digital guidance

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It’s extremely rare for change to come as quickly and forcefully as it has in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Many organizations, even large enterprises, are struggling with the current reality and in charting a course forward. How should you respond in these times of uncertainty? How might the choices you make now […]

Overcoming barriers to business transformation – reflections on our enterprise survey

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About that business transformation journey that companies are on … what’s really happening? Are companies making real progress toward their transformation goals or are they stuck in a holding pattern? Are they believers or doubters? Leaders or followers? Our recent global survey of business leaders, “Connecting digital islands: Bridging the business transformation gap,” would suggest […]

Wishing won’t solve gender inequality in the workplace. We must act.

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With Women’s History Month underway, I’ve been thinking about a report published a few months ago in Wired magazine. The article examines the progress tech companies have made in diversifying their workforces since they began reporting statistics five years ago. I can describe that progress to you in two words—not much. From 2014 to 2019 […]

Hackathon seeks to highlight STEM and insurance to girls and young women

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For years, women have been under-represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses and occupations. Although more women are starting to work in STEM fields, the gender gap remains high. Only about a quarter of STEM workers are women, and female representation on boards is lower than in other industries. Some businesses and industries […]

Keeping remote workers engaged and productive

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When it comes to working remotely, most enterprise leaders and employees usually have pretty strong opinions that fall along familiar lines of argument. For example: Pro: Working remotely allows employees more flexibility to do their jobs when and where they want, resulting in higher productivity and job satisfaction. Con: Remote workers can become disconnected and […]

A look at NASA’s Future of Work study

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NASA has a mandate to explore space. And, apparently, it also has time to ponder the future of work right here on Earth. Over the past year, the space agency has been publishing excerpts from its Future of Work study. Nick Skytland, who heads NASA’s Future of Work initiative, identifies eight themes that comprise what […]

Launching DXC’s Applied AI Studio

Self-driving cars, the sharing economy and smart factories are just a few examples of the massive change and extraordinary opportunities that digital technologies can help us create. There’s just one catch—the tools themselves can’t imagine, innovate or self-engineer. That’s up to us. And the current shortage of skilled workers and inspired thinkers is creating a […]